- Associated Press - Thursday, June 19, 2014

Your Top Plays for Today: AP’s Sports Guide

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—SPAIN’S ERA OVER, DEFENDING CHAMP’S WORLD CUP ENDED BY 2-0 CHILE WIN

Defending champion Spain, the dominant global football power for the past six years, was eliminated from World Cup contention Wednesday with a 2-0 loss to Chile.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOC_WCUP_SPAIN_NOT_GOOD_ENOUGH?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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—KERSHAW THROWS NO-HITTER IN DODGERS’ 8-0 ROUT OF ROCKIES

Clayton Kershaw pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday, striking out a career-high 15 batters and allowing his only baserunner on a throwing error by shortstop Hanley Ramirez in the Los Angeles Dodgers’ 8-0 victory over the Colorado Rockies.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/B/BBN_ROCKIES_DODGERS?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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—NETHERLANDS COMES BACK TO BEAT AUSTRALIA 3-2 IN WORLD CUP GROUP B MATCH

The Netherlands are on the verge of qualifying for the World Cup knockout rounds after fending off a belligerent Australia 3-2 on Wednesday to follow up its opening 5-1 rout of defending champion Spain.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/S/SOC_WCUP_NETHERLANDS_AUSTRALIA?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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—GASQUET ENJOYS BIRTHDAY WIN OVER TOMIC TO REACH EASTBOURNE QUARTERS

Top-seeded Richard Gasquet celebrated his 28th birthday on Wednesday by beating Bernard Tomic of Australia 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 to reach the quarterfinals of the Aegon International.

http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/T/TEN_AEGON_INTERNATIONAL?SITE=AP&SECTION;=HOME&TEMPLATE;=DEFAULT

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—BRATHWAITE, BRAVO PUT WEST INDIES IN CONTROL AGAINST NEW ZEALAND

Opener Kraigg Brathwaite stroked a maiden century and left-hander Darren Bravo also notched three figures Tuesday as the West Indies dominated day two of the second cricket Test against New Zealand at the Queen’s Park Oval.

http://tvnz.co.nz/cricket-news/brathwaite-bravo-tons-put-west-indies-in-control-6005700

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